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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 269-55, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "[[]269-55[]]  Handling of complaints.  The consumer
 
 4 advocate and the public utilities commission shall provide a
 
 5 central clearing house of information by collecting and compiling
 
 6 all consumer complaints and inquiries concerning public utilities
 
 7 [and shall].  The consumer advocate shall monitor the handling of
 
 8 consumer complaints by the public utilities commission."
 
 9      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
10 New statutory material is underscored.
 
11      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval. 
 
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13                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________
 

 
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